Generous and appealing with dark fruits and black chocolate characters, soft, fine powdery tannins and lovely length of flavour.
The warm maritime-influenced climate and red-brown loamy soils produce rich dark fruit characters and supple tannins in their exemplary red wines.
A dry winter, windy spring, followed by a hot & dry summer. Careful irrigation required to keep the canopies and fruit healthy through the hot January and February. Nil disease pressure. Crop levels lower than average, but with harvest kicking off as usual around late February through to late March for the reds.
Fermented on skins for 7-12 days in closed fermenters at moderate temperatures ranging from 12-26 °C. A very moderate oak regime, comprising 15% new and the rest older, French oak, for a relatively short period averaging at 6 months.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats